Robert Rodney

Robert-Rodney
Hello My name is Robert Rodney (Robi). When doing tours, I always introduce my guests to the real Jamaica and show them the Island hospitality that we are known for. Come and share the culture and beauty of Jamaica with us.

May 9, 2017

Robert was very helpful and accommodating. Thanks!
Lauren M

 

May 8, 2017

Hi. This is Cecelia
Robert was just wonderful. I felt like I spent the day with family. This was second time with karandas and I now referring my co workers to you.
See ya next year.
Cecelia

 

April 12, 2017

I would certainly like to book an excursion with you again. All of your employees were great!
Scott

 

April 8, 2017

Hi Dwight,
Robert was a pleasure to work with and everyone in the group really liked him. He is extremely knowledgeable of the history and attractions in Jamaica and is also a very skilled driver. Being a group of 21, he was able to keep everyone happy and interested on all the excursions that he took us on. My husband and I had Robert as our driver the previous year, when we were vacationing in Jamaica. From that experience we knew he was the right choice for us when we brought our clients down to Jamaica for our first ever Pilates Retreat this year. Thank you Robert and Karandas Tours for such impeccable service!
Best and Thanks,
Carolyn B

 

March 22, 2017

Hello Dwight!
Everything was fantastic and Robert was amazing. The tour was hands down the highlight of our trip for our entire family and a new favorite destination. We will absolutely be back to Jamaica and will of course be booking our excursions through you and requesting Robert as our driver. He looked out for us and provided an incredible amount of knowledge as well as a unique experience. He truly went above and beyond from helping my daughters obtain local currency which they were thrilled to show their classmates when we got home to helping us try local food and providing great tips and advice about what we were about to experience. We knew what to expect and look out for and there were no suprises. The entire experience was very relaxing and carefree for us thanks to Robert. You have an incredible assett in him!
Best,
Christine

 

March 13, 2017

Everything was great! Our driver was extremely helpful and nice. He got us home safely and cared for us like we were friends and not just customers.
The boat was amazing as well. The staff was extremely fun and outgoing!! Would recommend to other people !
Thank you so much
Lauren M

 

March 12, 2017

We had a fabulous time! Robert (our driver) was very nice, and our tour guide Ricardo was top notch! We were able to do so much one on one it was one of the best experiences we ever had! We will always book with you guys when we come to Jamaica! Thanks so much!!!
Brittany W

 

March 8, 2017

Hello,
Our tour was great! Robert was very knowledgeable and accommodating. Clay was also very kind and endearing. We are grateful to all of the staff who made our trip great!
Thanks!
Tiffany and Marlon

 

Feburary 24, 2017

Dear Dwight,
On behalf of Andrew, he has advised that it was a very pleasant experience travelling to/from his destination with Karandas Tours.
Kind regards,
Katie.
Katie P

 

Feburary 21, 2017

Hi Dwight,
Gary has mentioned that the service was great, thank you! Please pass along my thanks to your team.
Kind regards,
Robert H

 

Feburary 7, 2017

Our driver and our trip from Kingston to Ocho Rios were excellent. I couldn’t be more pleased.
You did a great job and I would highly recommend your services.

 

January 28, 2017

The transfers went exactly as expected with no issues. Driver was very friendly and we would definitely recommend.

 

January 25, 2017

Hello
Thank you for your email . Your driver Robert is brilliant- a good guide and an excellent driver and very friendly. Highly recommended!
Kind regards,
Caroline

 

January 12, 2017

Dwight,
Thank you so much for the Tour. IN limited time we had, i think driver did excellent job and offer a great service. Very nice and friendly person. He went above and beyond to help us.
Please give him our regards and he did a awesome job.
Pragnesh P

 

January 9, 2017

Hey just wanted to give you some feedback. The tour was excellent and Robert was the best. He was always looking out for us. He was very personable and professional. He was the only person I rode with in Jamaica that actually made me feel relaxed and safe.
Dan Z

 

December 26, 2016

We would be happy to comment about Robert. We thought he was an excellent driver (always felt safe) and guide. We were happy that, as we had time, he showed us parts of his “Ochi” and that he was interested in us seeing and experiencing the town. The Martha Brae raft trip is truly inspiring!
Janice
Janice R

 

December 20, 2016

Hi Dwight,
We feel that Robert was very helpful and honest. We learned a lot about Jamaica from him during the trip. He gave us good advices which are valuable for people traveling there the 1st time. We’d not mind to have him again if we go there. Also, we’d like to take this opportunity to wish him and his family have a great future.
Thanks,

 

December 15, 2016

My interaction with your driver Robert was a great experience he interacted with us in telling us things about Jamaica we knew nothing about my experience with him was also great as well.
Tieshia H

 

December 12, 2016

Hello!
We had a great time. Our guide was awesome and helped me figure out how to ride a little smoother. By the end of the trip I felt like a pro!
Swimming in the water with the horse was an experience I will never forget. I can’t even describe.
The ride home was a little uncomfortable mostly because I was wearing the wrong clothing. I knew better. I would definitely advise long pants and a change of clothes to swim in.
Our driver. . What a great guy. I tipped him 5X more than I tipped anyone in jamaica. He told us about places as we drove to the site and stopped when I wanted a snack on the way.
He waited for us and communicated for us when we needed it. I wish I got his info I would love him to drive us everytime.
Thank you for an unforgettable experience. I would have loved it if we had more free range with the horses or run a little and see more beach but besides that I give all 10’s..
Thank you again
Athena W

 

December 11, 2016

Dwight,
My buddy and I were very pleased at the professionalism showed by your tour guide and we had an absolute blast!
Unfortunately during our trip the roads were flooded so we had to take the car through the very mountainous back roads to get to our destination (Blue Hole). This made the trip go from what should have taken ~1.5 hours all the way to ~3.5 hours. Our tour guide stayed very positive throughout though, and we were very thankful to see the beautiful scenery.
In the end, when we made it to the Blue Hole, we were disappointed to see that the location was heavily flooded due to the rains and would not be available for swimming/rafting. We stayed for about 5 minutes and then left as there was nothing to do there. Our tour guide was very flexible and asked approval from his manager to take us to Dunn’s River Falls instead, which she approved. He told us that we would receive a credit for the rafting back on my credit card.
In the end, Dunn’s River Falls ended up being lots of fun as well, and the trip back was much safer/smoother. Again, a big shout out to your staff for their professionalism!
Keith P

 

November 25, 2016

Hi Dwight,
It more than lived up to our expectations! ūüôā
My wife, Amrita, and I had a wonderful time. Robert introduced us to the Jamaican culture, history, cuisine. We talked at length about Jamaica, India and the US. He took us to a restaurant to show how jerk chicken’s made. He bought Gizzarda and tamarind candies for us since he knew we’re vegetarians. We had a great time at Blue Hole and Dunn’s River Falls. It had rained a little bit, so the Blue Hole didn’t appear blue. But it was a lot of fun jumping in the pool nonetheless. Guides at both places were good. The water in the falls was a bit cold but refreshing! We enjoyed every second we spent at Blue Hole and Dunn’s River Falls.
We will definitely be back to Jamaica and will book our next adventure with you, without any hesitation.
Thanks a lot!
Kuldeep

 

November 8, 2016

Robert was wonderful. He stopped in the hills and let us pick some pimento leaves. He also pointed out Mongoose to us. He told us the history of how mongoose came to live on the island. He was our favorite guide all week.
Thank you!!!
Colby G

 

October 26, 2016

Hi Dwight,
I would like to let you know that the entire process of booking and the actual private excursion were absolutely wonderful. My group of friends and I felt the excursion to Negril was without a doubt the highlight of our trip. Our driver Robert was so accommodating to us and our wishes and very patient. He was so engaging with us that the trip did not feel long at all.
It’s people like Robert and your tour company that make us wish we were still on the Island. I will recommend your company to friends and family and when we plan our return, we will book with your company without hesitation. Thanks so much for making our vacation so memorable.
Sharon W

 

October 24, 2016

HI Dwight,
We are home from our trip to Jamaica… it was wonderful what a beautiful place. I just want to thank you again for all you did for me before our trip there. And a BIG thank you to you and your crew it was a great day, Rodney was our driver he was super nice. We had a great time at the blue hole, to bad it had rained so much that we didn’t get to see the true colors .. but it was still great. The Dunn’s Falls is a spectacular thing to see. And then the Dune Buggy was awesome especially since it had rained more which made it more adventurous and fun in the MUD.
Thanks again for all your work.
Robin B

 

October 08, 2016

Hi Dwight,
We had a wonderful morning and Robert was a great guide.
We will write a great review on trip advisor.
Are you able to remind me of the name of the guide at blue hole?
Naomi

 

September 28, 2016

We loved the tour. Everything went perfect and we were very satisfied. The driver was prompt and courteous. The guide was fantastic. There isn’t any thing we would change. I have absolutely only positive things to say. We will recommend your tour company to all our friends and family.
We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers for the impending hurricane Mathew.
Thank you
Jacki G

 

September 10, 2016

Good afternoon,
Robert was amazing, informative and patient.
He came on time with a sign letting us know that he was from your company. That was very helpful as many tour operators where there that day.
We had a great time and hope to use you again next year when we go back to Jamaica.
Kind regards,
Nyasha Pettersson

 

September 08, 2016

We had a GREAT time – our driver was FABULOUS, our River Captain was GREAT- we said this truly is the “best kept secret” of Jamaica!!!!! It was like we had a private tour from the moment we were picked up at the Boat- which was our DREAM come true!!!!!! This time was actually a highlight for us of our entire week- and we will TOTALLY recommend you to others who we hear are coming to Jamaica.
Our driver even took us on a little driving tour, before taking us back to the Boat- which was nice…we enjoyed seeing more of the “real Jamaica”.
So – THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for excellent service from the very moment we booked this excursion- we are very grateful!!!!!!!!
Blessings,
Karen and S

 

September 07, 2016

Hi Dwight
Had a great morning . Very good driver and both guides at the falls and tubes were excellent . The driver even took us to Fern Gulley because my wife was interested in plants .
All good
Dave

 

September 05, 2016

Sorry about my late response. My comments are only good. The driver was professional and accommodating. He had 2 different groups with different agendas and he worked with both o satisfy all our needs. I will definitely be recommending your company to any of my friends also traveling to Jamaica.
Thank you.
Jeffrey B

 

September 05, 2016

Hi Dwight,
I had a wonderful time in Jamaica. My excursion to Dunn’s River Falls & River Tubing in white river was amazing. I forgot my driver’s name but he was very cooperative and accommodating. Besides excursion, he also stopped by at fruit vendor so that we can enjoy local mango and other fruits. He didn’t bring us to any other place that we didn’t want to go. Overall, he did a great job. Van was in a very good condition, very clean and ac was working fine. Overall, had a good time. I will definitely book with you guys again in future. I will also recommend you to all my friends as well.
I am planning to fly into Jamaica and stay in a hotel for a week so that I can spend more time in Jamaica and check out it’s beauty. Of course, this is something I will do in future. If you provide a package where you include a week hotel stay and car/driver for sightseeing, that would be something I am interested.
Thanks.

 

August 27, 2016

Robert and Nelson were great. My wife and I had a great time and both Robert and Nelson were very informative. Thank you and we will be back in December and February and as soon as we know what excursion we will be doing I will be in contact with you and again thank you

 

August 16, 2016

Dwight,
I wanted to take the time to email you to tell you THANK YOU!!!! Thank you for making our time in Jamaica the most amazing experience of our life. Due to your affordable prices I booked through you and I will sing your praise everywhere and to anyone I can. I work in a call center here in Texas and a lot of my coworkers cruise and I will DEFINITELY make sure if Jamaica is one of their stops they book with you. I can’t say enough about how GREAT Robert was. It was truly him that made this such a wonderful experience. His knowledge of Jamaica and his amazing customer service skills and just his great personality made this truly the most memorable thing my husband and I have ever done and what a awesome thing to be able to experience it with our 13 year old. You should truly value having Robert as there just aren’t words to express what I great job he did. The guide Sam he choose for our stop at the Blue Hole made this adventurous but cautious old lady feel safe and young, which was greatly appreciated. I am extremely adventurous but have some back problems that sometime limit that, but Sam made me feel very secure and able to experience this great spot to the fullest. The same thing with Dunn’s Falls. Robert really went above and beyond to allow us to experience as much of your culture as we could in the time we had. He had us ready to sell our house and move to Jamaica. Thank you form the bottom of my heart and I pray that God will bless you, your business and Robert and his family abundantly!!! Much love from Texas!!!!! < Blessing Mandy C 

July 30, 2016

Good Afternoon,
Possibly the best excursion we have ever been on! The Blue Hole was simply awesome! Our guide Robert for the ride, Larone at the Blue Hole, and guide Dwight on the River Tubing excursion were the BEST!!! Thank you guys for an unbelievable experience we will never forget!
Thank you,
Kevin

 

July 19, 2016

The transport driver was really personable and knowledgeable about the area. It was also nice to be picked up in a nice car instead of the typical old buses. I would definitely use you guys again and will spread the word to anyone I know heading to Jamaica. And as a bonus, you guys are a little cheaper than the typical Island Routes company. As a side note, we did the Blue Hole and had Sam as our personal tour guide. He did an amazing job, and because it was personal, we were able to do a lot more things on the falls than the big groups that were coming in. Also the river tubing was nice and relaxing, as this was a personal tour as well.
Thanks,
Garry W
 

July 11, 2016

Hello,
We had a great trip with your company . We were the ones with the trunks of our son forgotten on the boat, sending the driver back was most generous, didn’t lasted very long, but your understanding was magnificent ! We had Robert as a driver. In a word, great! We enjoyed the trip and at the blue hole (they were great. The best) and the waterfalls, everyone liked and will recommend you. We love Jamaica !
Mireille N

 

June 25, 2016

Hi!
We had a great time! Our driver arrived on time and got us there and back safely. He had drinks for us and allowed us to stop on the way back to our hotel for food which we REALLY appreciated. I don’t really have any complaints.
Thanks!!!
Stefanie S

 

June 22, 2016

All my excursions were absolutely fabulous! Robert was absolutely wonderful and very caring to our needs. To tell you the truth excursions and our time with Robert was the favorite part of this vacation. Without Robert and the services you guys provide we really wouldn’t had have had a good experience. I can’t say enough nice things about Robert the guy is absolutely amazing. We took several discussions with you guys and I saw that you emailed me on each one but Robert was my Guide for all my excursions and he did just perfect on every last one of them

 

June 20, 2016

We had a fantastic time! The driver was great. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the country. We felt very safe driving with him.
The tour guides at the Blue Hole and river tubing were great as well!!! They did their best to make sure that we had a great time!
We will definitely be back to Jamaica and will book with you for any of our next excursions!
We appreciate you so much!
Thanks again!
Shannon H

 

June 17, 2016

Hello,
We had an exceptional time! Our driver was really sweet and very helpful. He pointed out sites throughout our drive and gave us a background about them. He made sure we were having a good time. We’re very glad we booked with you! I’ll be sure to recommend your services to friends and family.
Best,
Aakruti

 

May 24, 2016

Hi Dwight,
Overall, everything met our expectation. I appreciated your flexible tour that made us could visit both Dunn’s River Falls, and not so popular Blue Hole Secrets Falls. We had a lot of fun at Blue Hole.
If visit Jamaica again, we will definitely use your service.
Regards,
Allan X

 

May 24, 2016

Had a great experience. Our driver was the best.

October 08, 2016

Hi Dwight,
We had a wonderful morning and Robert was a great guide.
We will write a great review on trip advisor.
Are you able to remind me of the name of the guide at blue hole?
Naomi

 

September 28, 2016

We loved the tour. Everything went perfect and we were very satisfied. The driver was prompt and courteous. The guide was fantastic. There isn’t any thing we would change. I have absolutely only positive things to say. We will recommend your tour company to all our friends and family.
We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers for the impending hurricane Mathew.
Thank you
Jacki G

 

September 10, 2016

Good afternoon,
Robert was amazing, informative and patient.
He came on time with a sign letting us know that he was from your company. That was very helpful as many tour operators where there that day.
We had a great time and hope to use you again next year when we go back to Jamaica.
Kind regards,
Nyasha Pettersson

 

September 08, 2016

We had a GREAT time – our driver was FABULOUS, our River Captain was GREAT- we said this truly is the “best kept secret” of Jamaica!!!!! It was like we had a private tour from the moment we were picked up at the Boat- which was our DREAM come true!!!!!! This time was actually a highlight for us of our entire week- and we will TOTALLY recommend you to others who we hear are coming to Jamaica.
Our driver even took us on a little driving tour, before taking us back to the Boat- which was nice…we enjoyed seeing more of the “real Jamaica”.
So – THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for excellent service from the very moment we booked this excursion- we are very grateful!!!!!!!!
Blessings,
Karen and S

 

September 07, 2016

Hi Dwight
Had a great morning . Very good driver and both guides at the falls and tubes were excellent . The driver even took us to Fern Gulley because my wife was interested in plants .
All good
Dave

 

September 05, 2016

Sorry about my late response. My comments are only good. The driver was professional and accommodating. He had 2 different groups with different agendas and he worked with both o satisfy all our needs. I will definitely be recommending your company to any of my friends also traveling to Jamaica.
Thank you.
Jeffrey B

 

September 05, 2016

Hi Dwight,
I had a wonderful time in Jamaica. My excursion to Dunn’s River Falls & River Tubing in white river was amazing. I forgot my driver’s name but he was very cooperative and accommodating. Besides excursion, he also stopped by at fruit vendor so that we can enjoy local mango and other fruits. He didn’t bring us to any other place that we didn’t want to go. Overall, he did a great job. Van was in a very good condition, very clean and ac was working fine. Overall, had a good time. I will definitely book with you guys again in future. I will also recommend you to all my friends as well.
I am planning to fly into Jamaica and stay in a hotel for a week so that I can spend more time in Jamaica and check out it’s beauty. Of course, this is something I will do in future. If you provide a package where you include a week hotel stay and car/driver for sightseeing, that would be something I am interested.
Thanks.

 

August 27, 2016

Robert and Nelson were great. My wife and I had a great time and both Robert and Nelson were very informative. Thank you and we will be back in December and February and as soon as we know what excursion we will be doing I will be in contact with you and again thank you

 

August 16, 2016

Dwight,
I wanted to take the time to email you to tell you THANK YOU!!!! Thank you for making our time in Jamaica the most amazing experience of our life. Due to your affordable prices I booked through you and I will sing your praise everywhere and to anyone I can. I work in a call center here in Texas and a lot of my coworkers cruise and I will DEFINITELY make sure if Jamaica is one of their stops they book with you. I can’t say enough about how GREAT Robert was. It was truly him that made this such a wonderful experience. His knowledge of Jamaica and his amazing customer service skills and just his great personality made this truly the most memorable thing my husband and I have ever done and what a awesome thing to be able to experience it with our 13 year old. You should truly value having Robert as there just aren’t words to express what I great job he did. The guide Sam he choose for our stop at the Blue Hole made this adventurous but cautious old lady feel safe and young, which was greatly appreciated. I am extremely adventurous but have some back problems that sometime limit that, but Sam made me feel very secure and able to experience this great spot to the fullest. The same thing with Dunn’s Falls. Robert really went above and beyond to allow us to experience as much of your culture as we could in the time we had. He had us ready to sell our house and move to Jamaica. Thank you form the bottom of my heart and I pray that God will bless you, your business and Robert and his family abundantly!!! Much love from Texas!!!!! < Blessing Mandy C 

July 30, 2016

Good Afternoon,
Possibly the best excursion we have ever been on! The Blue Hole was simply awesome! Our guide Robert for the ride, Larone at the Blue Hole, and guide Dwight on the River Tubing excursion were the BEST!!! Thank you guys for an unbelievable experience we will never forget!
Thank you,
Kevin

 

July 19, 2016

The transport driver was really personable and knowledgeable about the area. It was also nice to be picked up in a nice car instead of the typical old buses. I would definitely use you guys again and will spread the word to anyone I know heading to Jamaica. And as a bonus, you guys are a little cheaper than the typical Island Routes company. As a side note, we did the Blue Hole and had Sam as our personal tour guide. He did an amazing job, and because it was personal, we were able to do a lot more things on the falls than the big groups that were coming in. Also the river tubing was nice and relaxing, as this was a personal tour as well.
Thanks,
Garry W

 

July 11, 2016

Hello,
We had a great trip with your company . We were the ones with the trunks of our son forgotten on the boat, sending the driver back was most generous, didn’t lasted very long, but your understanding was magnificent ! We had Robert as a driver. In a word, great! We enjoyed the trip and at the blue hole (they were great. The best) and the waterfalls, everyone liked and will recommend you. We love Jamaica !
Mireille N

 

June 25, 2016

Hi!
We had a great time! Our driver arrived on time and got us there and back safely. He had drinks for us and allowed us to stop on the way back to our hotel for food which we REALLY appreciated. I don’t really have any complaints.
Thanks!!!
Stefanie S

 

June 22, 2016

All my excursions were absolutely fabulous! Robert was absolutely wonderful and very caring to our needs. To tell you the truth excursions and our time with Robert was the favorite part of this vacation. Without Robert and the services you guys provide we really wouldn’t had have had a good experience. I can’t say enough nice things about Robert the guy is absolutely amazing. We took several discussions with you guys and I saw that you emailed me on each one but Robert was my Guide for all my excursions and he did just perfect on every last one of them

 

June 20, 2016

We had a fantastic time! The driver was great. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the country. We felt very safe driving with him.
The tour guides at the Blue Hole and river tubing were great as well!!! They did their best to make sure that we had a great time!
We will definitely be back to Jamaica and will book with you for any of our next excursions!
We appreciate you so much!
Thanks again!
Shannon H

 

June 17, 2016

Hello,
We had an exceptional time! Our driver was really sweet and very helpful. He pointed out sites throughout our drive and gave us a background about them. He made sure we were having a good time. We’re very glad we booked with you! I’ll be sure to recommend your services to friends and family.
Best,
Aakruti

 

May 24, 2016

Hi Dwight,
Overall, everything met our expectation. I appreciated your flexible tour that made us could visit both Dunn’s River Falls, and not so popular Blue Hole Secrets Falls. We had a lot of fun at Blue Hole.
If visit Jamaica again, we will definitely use your service.
Regards,
Allan X
 

May 24, 2016

Had a great experience. Our driver was the best.

 

April 27, 2016

Hello,
My name is Jeremy. My wife and I had a awesome experience driving through Jamaica with Robert. He was very informative,helpful and knowledgeable. He picked us up from the cruise ship port in a nice air conditioned car and drove us to nine mile and Dunn’s river falls. He also managed to take us to enjoy some local jerk. Robert did a great job getting us back on the ship in time. Robert knew his way around Jamaica very well and was very knowledgeable of all the back roads. We feel like we got to cover a lot of Jamaica in so little time which was very cool. Thanks for everything. Will return soon.
Jeremy and Myra S

 

April 20, 2016

We had a great experience, and out tour guide was great;)

 

April 18, 2016

Hello
We had a wonderful time visiting Jamaica. The zipline was the first excursion we did and even though I was confused with the different money and got terribly car sick, our driver was friendly, helpful and understanding. I wished things had gone better so he didn’t have to put up with the horrible tourists, but even under the not so so pleasant conditions (our fault not his), he was a wonderful guide and person. Thank you so much.
Dee

 

April 6, 2016

Hello, We had Robert pick us up and we were very lucky as there were just the 2 of us and so we had him and his car to ourselves. Drove us to the river rafting at Rio Bueno and then waited for us down at the ocean where we came out of the river. We loved this tour, the walk to the rafts and the experience going down the beautiful river to the ocean. Well worth the trip. Thank you.

 

March 31, 2016

Hi Dwight,
As a small business owner, I understand and appreciate service excellence. Karandas tour was exactly that.
Robert was fantastic. Knowledgeable, polite, humorous and extremely professional. We will be calling on your services again next time we are in Jamaica.
We are hoping to have retreat for our clients in the Ocho Rios area later this year and would thrilled to have Robert work with our group.
Many Thanks and Best Regards,
Carolyn and Gord B

 

March 31, 2016

Our group had a wonderful time. The driver was very nice, very polite and prompt. He even gave us information on various sites as we were on our way to Ocho Rios.

 

March 13, 2016

Good morning Dwight,
We had a great experience with your drivers. Uton picked us up and took us to Ocho Rios. He was upbeat and informative. Robert was our driver for the rest of the day. He was amazing and made sure we had an enjoyable experience. Robert is friendly and accommodating. I was hungry after all of the jumping in the blue hole and river tubing so he took us to Scotchie’s for some good jerked chicken. Cindy and I had an experience so different from the hotel tours. We loved that it was just Robert and us.
The tour itself was great. Romario was our guide at the blue hole. He took so many amazing pictures….we have a lot of good memories there and pictures to prove it. ūüôā we had George on the river. He was great, too.
We will definitely use your services again on return trips to Jamaica.
Thank you!
Jill

 

March 7, 2016

We were met , on time, by our taxi driver. He was incredibly helpful and even had ice cold water for us to drink. Thank you Karandas Tours for a safe and efficient start to our holiday to Jamaica. We would certainly book them again if we return.

 

March 4, 2016

Hello Dwight,
We had a great time with the excursions. Our driver (I forgot his name) was nice, funny, informative, and professional. Even you were great. I called and you were polite and answered my questions. The prices were fantastic the service was excellent and I will surely recommend you to anyone visiting Jamaica. I loved it so much I plan on traveling there again by the end of the year.
Thank you so much for the best memories ever!!!!!
Krystal

 

March 2, 2016

We had a great experience with our airport transfer to/from Kingston airport. We were picked up on time and arrived to where we needed to be on time. Our driver was friendly and drove safely. We would definitely recommend to anyone looking for airport transfers or other transportation needs.

 

March 1, 2016

Hi Dwight,
We are very happy with your company.
Our driver/guide was Robert and he was great.
He was calm and made us feel safe, relaxed and comfortable, he also found a good way to solve an issue with the traffic.
We appreciate that he didn’t stop for all the guys that wanted to sell things to us.
As a bonus, he also had good knowledge about reggae, which is the music I love ūüôā
We will definitely contact your company again next time we visit Jamaica.
All the best,
Matte B

 

February 29, 2016

Everything was excellent. Our driver was punctual, friendly and pointed out interesting facts about the countryside as we drove to Kingston. He even took us on a little detour so we could see downtown Kingston which was an interesting experience. It was the perfect way to end our holiday in Jamaica.
I have already posted my recommendations on TripAdvisor.
Regards

Tudor

 

February 22, 2016

Very efficient service. The driver was excellent. I will post a positive review on TripAdviser (which was where I found you in the first place!).

 

February 17, 2016

Hi Dwight,
Everything was just right with our pickup at Kingston airport. The driver was waiting for us with a sign as expected. The driver was very friendly and provided lots of useful information about Jamaica during the drive. I would be happy to recommend Karandas to my friends.
Jan

 

February 15, 2016

Hello Dwight,
We absolutely did have a wonderful time in Jamaica thank you.
We were delighted with the service from your company and our driver Robert who was absolutely superb in every way. He went to great lengths to make us comfortable and to ensure we had a memorable and enjoyable day while learning about the wonderful island that is Jamaica.
Turned up exactly on time, was so friendly, so helpful. It was like a day out with a friend.
I cannot think of a single problem or issue that we were not happy with.
I shall get around to a full review on Trip Advisor in due course, but I have a huge backlog of reviews to write from our trip and I am trying to work my way through them all in order.
I very rarely visit the same country twice and have never returned to a resort or hotel more than once because I like to travel to new places and see new things, but my wife and I were so blown away with how wonderful Jamaica was and the Grand at Rose Hall we are making plans to return once a year. Jamaica has quickly become my favourite place on all of Earth.
Thank you again for a wonderful service, everything was just perfect
Regards
Garry L

 

February 13, 2016

Hi thank you very much for our trip from Kingston airport to Ocho Rios. We had a wonderful trip with our driver Robert Rodney. He know a lot about Kingston and it was informative to drive with him. Now I’m asking you how much is Five Nile tour from Ochi for 4 persons?
Thanks Tiina L

 

February 12, 2016

Hey! Sorry I haven’t responded sooner. Things have been pretty hectic since we got back, but I definitely wanted to give you a review.
What can I say? Everything was amazing, from beginning to finish. When I first was looking around, my husband and I wanted to do both horseback riding and the blue hole, but unfortunately there were no package options available. I emailed Karandas and got a quick response from Dwight. They gave me a fair price and made it so easy to book.
We ended up having a private driver, Roberto (I believe, I’m horrible with names), who couldn’t have been better. He was friendly, professional, informative, laid back, and made the whole trip very enjoyable. He made us feel so welcome.
Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t so cooperative (light to moderate rain for most the day). But that didn’t stop us from enjoying everything around us. We had so much fun with the horses, and loved the citrus juice and red stripes we had on the beach with Sharon. Loved going in the water with the horses, it was so warm.
Next, we went to the blue hole (it was actually the chocolate hole due to the rain). It was still a lot of fun hiking through the falls and the guide was very nice and helped make the most of the weather.
After, we ended up stopping at Scotchies, and so happy we did. Amazing food. I still crave the jerk chicken and the festival.
Sorry for the long response, but we are so grateful for the entire experience. We love Jamaica and will definitely be back. And will definitely book with Karandas again!
One Love,
Heather O

 

February 2, 2016

Our driver was great…he took us everywhere in the little time we had…and had great food experience as well…heres some pictures from Blue Hole…and Dunn’s…I would recommend him as a driver again when we come back.
Thanks Again
Kena

 

January 6, 2016

Hi Dwight,
We had a great time in Jamaica with Robert. He was very friendly and knowledgeable told us a lot about Jamaica how things are done as well as a little about its history, he was great at showing us all the local sites and our requested ones. On the way back to the ship even stopped and got us some of the local fruit to try. All in all a great experience, so much better than being herded around like sheep the way they do on shore excursions.
And as an absolute bonus the Air Conditioning worked great and no worries about the car breaking down cause it was so old.
So thank you and very much Robert for a great day and showing us your beautiful country.

Cheers,
Lauren S

 

January 3, 2016

Thank you Dwight for helping us with our tours while we were in Jamaica.

We booked 4 with your company so I hope because we had the same driver, Robert, that you will accept this feedback for all 4 of our tours ‚Äď We absolutely loved Robert. He was kind, informative and professional. His vehicle was more than we had hoped for ‚Äď comfortable, roomy, and safe. We had 2 young adult males and 2 adult females and he was definitely top notch for all of us.

We enjoyed him so much the first day that we requested we get him for all our other tours thereafter. We met several people while in Jamaica and Robert definitely stands out in a positive way. We would, without hesitation, recommend him for others looking to book tours with your company.

Thank you,

Jessica C

Reno, Nevada

 

December 30, 2015

Driver was great could not ask for better. Our guide was Everton and he was great as well. Our only sadness came from us forgetting to check our pictures of us rafting. My wife and two kids would have liked to have had a good picture to remind them of our fun trip down the river. Thanks again and I will recommend your company to all of my friends.

Scott K

 

December 29, 2015

Thanks Dwight! We had a great time and Robert was an outstanding guide and driver. Much love!
Cheers,
Andrea

 

December 28, 2015

I wanted to thank your tour company and in particular Robert our driver for one of the best tours we have ever done. My family spent the day with Robert and toured from Montego Bay to Ochos Rios to do the Blue Hole and a River rafting jungle tour. I can not say enough about Robert. He was very friendly and accommodating to both my wife and I but also fielded numerous questions from the kids. He is a wealth of knowledge about all aspects of the island and taught us all about the flowers, plants, fruit and culture of the island. My kids loved the calabash which we cut and now have as our favorite souvenir. Robert allowed us to stop at several different areas we had not seen on other trips from Montego to Ochos and explained different aspects of the islands history, government and schools. We never felt rushed or that we were inconveniencing Robert. One of the things we most truly appreciated was your arrangement of our tour to the Blue Hole even though it was not ‚Äúofficially opened‚ÄĚ that day. You had attempted to contact us to re-arrange but when you were unable to (we did not have any technology on for our trip) you made a point to make sure we were able to see it. Our experience there was so magical it was the highlight of our trip. My wife made all of the arrangements and was so impressed by the follow up and customer service from Dwight that it is disappointing to have to go back to other tour operators way of business. We cannot say enough about your company, its people and how you brought the friendly spirit of the island to us. Thank you for a magnificent time.

 

December 24, 2015

Hello Dwight,

Thank you for the email. We had a fantastic day on this tour. Our driver was excellent, as were the activities.

It was a great day! I would for sure recommend this tour to others, as well as using your company.

Thanks,
Robin

 

December 23, 2015

Our guide during the blue hole experience was great. His name was Little T. Please tell him Jim, Debbi, and Adam say hello and thank you.

 

December 19, 2015

Our driver (I believe his name was Robert) was absolutely fantastic. He was knowledgeable about the area and very friendly. He was also happy to take some pictures for us. The tour was great and was our favorite thing to do in any of the ports we visited. The company’s operation seemed very smooth and I would have no hesitation about touring with your company again over the excursions offered through the ship.

 

December 17, 2015

Hi Dwight

We got home safe today

I wanted to take. A moment to thank you for Roberts excellent service
He went out of his way to cover our needs specially with a baby

I hoe we can come back soon

We also found out you are a brother and we would lento visiting in the future and maybe visit a congregation

Thanks for everything

 

December 3, 2015

Hi,
We had a pleasant and safe ride to the hotel with our driver Robert. Hopefully he will be assigned to us again for the return ride on Monday

 

November 27, 2015

Dwight,
Our driver and guide for the day was Robert. He did a perfect job. Robert seems to be a soft spoken gentleman. That was great with me as I have grown very tired of people that are “in my face.” Robert pointed out details we would have never noticed. When my wife was getting car sick, he pulled over and got a leaf from a tree, broke it and had her smell it for a while. It made her feel much better.

Robert made my family feel very special. At dinner that night my family discussed how it would be nice to host Robert’s family like he did for us. He is a valuable player on your team.

Jim, Nancy and Cora M

 

November 25 & 30, 2015

Good Afternoon,
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip with Robert; he was the best driver we could ask for. He even gave us a lot of information as he took us from the airport to the hotel and back, so he also filled the role as a truly wonderful tour guide. He indeed gave us a memorable and enjoyable experience. Without any hesitation when we come back to Jamaica, we will book with you guys.
Keep up the excellent work!!!!
Best Regards,
Romala Lobin

 

November 21, 2015

Dwight,

Here’s my feedback.

Driver: Robert

He was an excellent driver and tour guide! Rob picked us up in a clean and spacious car. I could understand him perfectly and spoke about certain areas of Ocho Rios to visit that me and my brother enjoyed hearing. He is one awesome tour guide — We really enjoyed our tour.

– Chris

 

November 19, 2015

My wife and I had a great time. The transfer from port to our personal tour guide was seamless and once with our driver he was very polite and informational. it meet or exceeded all my expectations. I really couldn’t have asked for more. I have and will continue to recommend you guys to any friends or family visiting the island. thank you for the experience.

AP

 

November 17, 2015

Hi Dwight,

We had a wonderful evening. Thank you for being so quick to get back to me and for being able to accommodate my group. I was very impressed at how easy it was to communicate with you as I had difficulties trying to communicate with the resort we were staying at.

The excursion was a lot of fun and everyone in our group enjoyed it. All in all it was a good excursion.

I have no complaints about our driver – he was on time, very nice and answered any questions we had.

 

November 11, 2015

Kingston Airport Transfers

Thank you,Dwight for a great service. Again, our driver Robert was fantastic, arrived on time and drove us carefully from Negril to Kingston Airport without any problems. We will definitely use your company again for our next trip and will recommend to friends. Thanks again.

Alex and Audrey B

 

October 31, 2015

We had an amazing time on the Dolphin Excursion! Our driver, Robert, was excellent! He was very informative and accommodating. He was very knowledgeable. He stopped at Scotchies on the way back to the hotel so we could try their jerk chicken. Next time we come to Jamaica we will definitely want him to drive us again.

Thanks,
Jessica and Cameron S

 

October 25, 2015

Hi Dwight,
The Blue Hole excursion exceeded our expectations. It was absolutely breathtaking. Our driver, Robert was incredible and very insightful about Jamaica’s history and was able to point out some landmarks on our way to the Blue Hole. Also, T guided us to all the cliffs and waterfalls with great ease and was kind enough to take great pictures and videos of us jumping off cliffs. They were both wonderful! Thank you for an outstanding service!

Many blessings,

Kathy R

 

October 23, 2015

Morning Dwight,

My trip report will be simple.

The whole experience was fantastic.

Robert was great. He not only was he extremely professional as a driver,he was very informative and friendly.

Both Robert and the vehicle were a credit to your company.

As for the Blue Hole/Secret Falls…a hidden gem.

Many thanks for adding to our Jamaican experience and I would without doubt recommend both Blue Hole and Karandas to anybody travelling to Ocho Rios/Jamaica NO PROBLEM

Regards,
Dave H

 

October 22, 2015

Robert took us to “Dunn’s River Falls”, for our adventure. He instructed us about the vendors and made sure that I didn’t take my non waterproof camera to the water falls. On the way back I asked if he could stop and get a coke to drink. We pulled into a store and he said ” You don’t really want a coke but we needed a real Jamaican Drink. He introduced us to “Ting” and he was correct. It satisfied our thirst and we thanked him for it. Again Robert was very professional.

When we come back or another trip, we will be looking at “Trip Advisor” for our future adventures.

Thank You,
Robert M

 

October 19, 2015

Hello.

We loved our tour of the Blue Hole and the river tubing. It was the highlight of our week. Robert Rodney is such a kind man. He took great care of us and even called ahead to make sure we had a good guide at the blue hole. I would highly recommend Little T at the Blue Hole. We would definitely go back and will recommend Little T to everyone.

The river tubing was fun, but not as fun as the Blue Hole. Our guide there was good, but not great.

We really enjoyed our time with Robert. He told us a lot about Jamaica and answered all of our questions. We felt totally safe in his care. I would highly recommend him to anyone traveling to Jamaica.

Thank you for providing such a fun day!

Ginger D

 

October 6, 2015

BEST TIME WE HAVE EVER HAD ON A EXCURSION WILL DO AGAIN

Thanks

Teddie S

 

October 2, 2015

Robert was perfect. He showed up on time and was very upbeat. He was able to answer all questions that we had about the culture. He pointed out different things as we drove through town. We were very happy with him. We will book through you again the next time we are in Jamaica
Bradley M

 

September 30, 2015

Hi Dwight

We are contacting you to let you know how much we
enjoyed our tour of the Appleton Estate Rum Factory on the 30th
of September 2015.

Robert was an exceedingly competent driver over narrow and
winding roads.

He also provided us with an excellent insight into the history and
lives of Jamaicans.

We are aware that we have seen and learnt more travelling with
Robert than we would have had, had we been on a bus excursion.
Please extend to him our heartfelt thanks and we would certainly
recommend Karandas Tours to any of our friends who may wish
to organise a tour in Jamaica.

Kind Regards
Gary C

 

September 24, 2015

Thank you so much for the incredible time we experienced on the excursion with your company. It was something we will never ever forget!
Everything was perfect! Our driver went beyond what he was hired to do. The guide in the water was so nice and understood my fear of the water and made me feel comfortable the whole way down.
Hope to come back soon!
Tracey C

 

September 23, 2015

My family and I thought it was the best excursion of our cruise. Very friendly guide and driver. Had an amazing time. Riley was one of the best guides I’ve ever had. Tell him thank you again. Our driver even stopped to buy us some native fruit. They went above and beyond and I will recommend you guys to anyone who visits the area. Thanks again.

Kevin K

 

September 17, 2015

I attended the party cruise with my friend, Diana Jenkins. The cruise was awesome! I would recommend it to anyone vacationing in Jamaica. The staff was very pleasant and fun to be around. They were very attentive to the needs of the passengers/tourists. I especially loved Rain, her fun attitude was infectious and she even taught me some Jamaican dances.

 

September 17, 2015

Hi Karandas Tours!

We had an awesome time on the Party Cruise!!! I somehow booked a private escort from the resort to the Party cruise & the driver was great. He provided restaurants and nightlife option for later. We can’t swim and elected not to do the snorkeling but had a great time watching others. The crew aboard the boat were absolutely fantastic!! Rain was the life of the party!! She was super friendly and kept everyone engaged in the party. She is the perfect MC for the job. We enjoyed all the crew members but Rain stood out the most. The guys were perfect gentlemen and helped all the ladies on & off the boat. We didn’t do the Dunn’s water fall but had fun watching others and shopping. We plan to do the Fall the next time we visit. The guides during the Fall were super fun and made us almost wished we wore our bathing suits so we could join the fun too!! The overall excursion was great and I have already recommended my family/friends to book with you if they ever visit Jamaica!!

 

September 16, 2015

Hello,
I must say I was very impressed with all of my excursions. My driver Robert was incredibly knowledgeable and nice, he even took us to get authentic food after our excursions. The horseback riding crew was awesome as was the Dunn’s River falls crew. I will definitely be recommending you all in the future.

Thanks,
Cristen

 

August 19, 2015

We had am amazing day with Robert!  He was professional, fun and made lasting memories for our family.

The Campbells

 

July 29, 2015

Hi Dwight,

I was looking forward to touching base with you about our recent excursion in Jamaica.

Our guide, Robert, took us to both Dunn’s River Falls and the Dolphin Experience on July 29th. It is extremely important to me that you and your company know that our experience was nothing short of extraordinary, and Robert had everything to do with that!

The excursions themselves were fantastic, but Robert gave us an informative and entertaining look at Jamaica. He is extremely knowledgeable and one of the most pleasant people we have ever been around. Not only was Robert a huge help to us as we have never been on an excursion before (he helped get us not only to the right destinations, but gates and entrances as well), but I will say that without reservation, Robert felt like a member of our family before our day was complete. I have already spoken to friends who are looking to travel to your country about both Karandas Tours and our experience with Robert. Definitely a highlight of our trip!

I hope you are able to pass along our thanks to¬†Robert (from Mandi, Steve, Hannah and Heidi). We plan to return to Jamaica in 2017 and will be calling your company…and requesting him for our next excursion!

Thank you, Dwight, for providing excellent service for a very special trip for my family. And thank you, Robert, for such a wonderful day- we have so many great memories!

Thanks again,

Mandi Cruz

 

July 27, 2015

Hello Mr. Soares,

My family had an amazing time in Ocho Rios with Robbie as our guide & driver we learned¬† a lot about the area, the people (all friendly), neighborhoods and natural fruit & plant life as well!¬† Robbie was very courteous, attentive and had the patience of an angel when my 11 year old son had 100 questions. He answered them all!¬† Robbie noticed I eat a lot of almonds so he made a stop just to show me a huge beautiful almond tree and cracked a nut open so I could taste the difference of what a real “raw” almond tastes like! Yummy!¬† Then a quick stop at “Scotchies” for the best Jerk chicken in Jamaica which happen to be my favorite & Robbie’s too!¬† We felt like Royalty, comfortably in our own private car for the excursion, along with Robbie’s big smile!

My 3 boys, (11, 15 & 24 in age), are already making plans to return to Ocho Rios for more fun & excitement and they want to be sure it is Robbie that goes with us!!¬† “Robbie was cool!”, said my son.¬†¬† Thank you for an amazing excursion & experience! the Blue Hole is a must see & do especially if you are a bit of a thrill seeker.¬† The high jumps into the blue holes where exhilarating!!!¬† The guide we had at the Blue Hole, Romain, was super fun as he jumped some of those big jumps with my boys as well and he video them too with our cameras!

Trust me, I am already sharing your contact information with everyone that has asked me where and how we got to that amazing place, the Blue Hole & Secret Falls!   I have cousins already heading your way next weekend! J

Thank you again for an amazing experience sharing the fun with true Jamaican hospitality!

Happy Mom, Rossina B. and even happier boys, Diego, Abe, Briano! J

We will be back to see you again!!!

 

July 23, 2015

Hi Dwight,
the driver for the blue hole & river tubing was on time and professional as well. he also enlightened us with his knowledge of plants and fruits and even discussed some topics about politics and resources. He was also made us feel very safe and secure about leaving our belongings in the car during the excursions.

We had a pleasant experience.

Thanks,

Philip

 

July 19, 2015

Hi Dwight,

Robert was absolutely terrific. So¬†Friendly, hospitable & knowledgeable. I couldn’t have asked for better treatment or a nicer experience. Please send him my¬†regards!!!

Stacey Stewart

 

July 16, 2015

We enjoyed it very much.  Everyone was very friendly and nice !

Our driver, Robert Rodney, was wonderful, he told us all about the sites and history.

Very interesting !  Hope to come back and see more of Jamaica in the near future !

Bob Roadcap

 

July 7, 2015

This was probably our favorite, Robert did a great job with us especially helping my younger daughter, he took his time with us and provided life long memories.

 

July 3, 2015

Hi Dwight,

This is Leanna Moss. I booked 3 excursions with you while visiting Jamaica and I was very impressed with your company. Your employee Robert Rodney was professional and very informative he made us feel right at home. I felt safe and enjoyed my trip and all our excursions.

Thank you.

Leanna Moss

 

June 29, 2015

We had a blast! I believe our driver was Robert and he was amazing. He was very knowledgeable about the area and his car was very clean. He was a great driver and guide. A+++

Thank you,

Shannon

 

June 24, 2015

Robert was excellent!  I want to come back and book him again.  Friendly. Professional and a true asset to your company.

 

June 23, 2015

Our services were great with your company! Also our driver was great as well! He gave us history information on Jamaica and was very informative! I would and will recommend your company and services to anyone I know is planning on going to Jamaica! Also would use your services if and when I plan to come to Jamaica again!

Sincerely,

Tricia

 

June 13, 2015

Dwight

Our driver Robert was excellent. He had a vast knowledge of Jamaica and provided an excellent tour en route to Dunn’s River Falls.

Regards,
Matt & Martha

 

June 8, 2015

The excursion was AMAZING! Our driver was perfect and i wish he could drive me everywhere i go when i return to Jamaica! He was very kind and gave us very interesting information about the island! Thank you so much for making this excursion one that i will never forget!

Charlie Mercy

 

May 29, 2015

Our tour was PERFECT
Our driver was very informative and it was really nice it was just us 2. We got to see lots of Jamaica outside of our resort which was what we wanted. Very accommodating as well. He stopped a couple times so that we could take some pictures. Everything was just right and I would always book with you guys from now on. You gave me no reason to look elsewhere. Thank you for everything!
Rosie and Michael

 

May 29, 2015

The tour with Robert was the best experience we had the entire time we were on the island. Robert was an excellent guide.

 

May 19, 2015

Good morning.

Our experience with your company was outstanding. Our guide Robert was superb. A true gentleman who was incredibly helpful as well as knowledgeable. He made us feel at ease and made our experience in Jamaica that much more enjoyable. The horseback riding and the Blue Hole experiences were fantastic.

Best regards,
Stu and Patricia Zahara.

 

May 16, 2015

Good Afternoon!

I was planning on sending you an email to let you know how satisfied we were with our tour, but in particular, our driver Robert made the day exceed our expectations. He is professional, courteous, and took the time to let us know about Jamaica while we were driving. I had concerns getting into a car with my daughter for the day with someone we did not know. Robert very quickly grew on us and made me feel we were in good hands. If I am fortunate enough to ever come back to Jamaica, I will book with your company and request our new friend Robert. He is truly an asset to your company. When I meet with my travel agent to let her know how our trip was, I plan on mentioning your company (and Robert of course) so she can recommend as well.

Thank you for accommodating us for the day–the memories will stay with us!

Regards,
Angela Bunchek

 

April 30, 2015

Hello,

Robert was our driver/guide on our April 30th excursion. There was a delay in the morning due to some car alarm problems, but besides that we had a great outing. Robert was an excellent guide and gave us a lot of interesting information about the area while we were driving around. I would definitely recommend him for future excursions!

Thanks!
Tim

 

April 29, 2015

Just a note to let you know that my husband and I had a great time with Robert on our tour. The trip to the Blue Hole will never be forgotten and we want to thank Dante for taking excellent care of us. I will definately recommend yiour company to my family and friends that plan a trip to Jamaica.

Thank you Ocho Rios Tours!

Robert and Dante

 

April 8, 2015

Dwight

Our trip to Jamaica was the highlight of the cruise, thanks in part to Robert, our driver.¬† Our family was the only one on the tour.¬† The drive from Falmouth to Dunn’s River Falls was great.¬† Robert pointed out or stopped at significant landmarks, along with educating us on the land, the people, resources, etc.¬† Once we were done with the Falls we wanted to eat.¬† Since I work in Orlando and have a Margaritaville steps from my office, we asked for something more authentic.¬† He took us to Scotchies, and we had the best meal of the trip.¬† We then drove back and made it back in plenty of time.¬† What made the trip so great was Robert’s laid back approach and his ability to talk to the entire family (9 and 16 year old boys, me and my wife).¬† Next time in Jamaica, we will look you and Robert up, as he pointed out many other excursions that we can do while in Jamaica.¬† We may also do a trip to Jamaica in the coming years (without the cruise).

Robert should be commended as a great employee, as we dearly enjoyed our time with him.¬† If you asked if he was an excellent host, I would reply as he does “Yea, Mon!”

Jack Ippolito

April 7, 2015

In summary, Driver and experience were excellent. The driver went above and beyond to make sure my family had a good time.  Horse trainers also did a great job. Overall experience was excellent.

Thanks

Dr. Art James

 

April 7, 2015

Good afternoon.¬† We enjoyed our excursion in Ocho Rios to Dunn’s River Falls and the ATV tour.¬† Our driver (Robert) was GREAT!.¬† He was prompt.¬† His car was squeaky clean, and he was very kind–offering us cool drinks on the hot day.¬† He even helped me out personally as I had lost my credit card and needed to obtain cash.¬† He drove me to a store where I could get help.

We would highly recommend your group and service to our friends.  Thanks for a great experience.

my best, donna hager

Donna Hager

 

April 6, 2015

Good evening, Dwight

I just wanted to thank you for sending my group a superb driver/guide. He was fantastic! Very knowledgeable and took his time with us. We didn’t expect this type of service! Even though we missed a day in JA, being escorted with Robert was well worth the wait.

We are deeply saddened to leave tomorrow, but its back to reality for us! Until next….take care and thanks once again!

Cherri

March 31, 2015

This excursion was the highlight of our trip to Jamaica. Loved the island tour to reach your place. Had an absolute blast!

Dari Davis

 

March 30, 2015

HI Dwight,

Apologies for the delayed response. To answer your question about our experience….

First of all, our driver, Robert, was absolutely awesome – possibly our favorite person that we met during our entire trip.¬† He told us so much about Jamaica’s history, infrastructure, economy, agriculture – a ton of great information that you’d never get from a guide book (at least, not in such as way as to be so interesting).¬† He pulled over to show us a great view of one of the bays and also stopped in Columbus Park where we saw all the old plantation equipment and tried fresh almonds off a tree. At each stop he’d give us tips about what we’d see and what we should do and a heads up if people would be there selling goods. Also we got into a conversation about reggae and he gave us a lead on a great up-and-coming artist (Chronixx… nice!). Having Robert made an already fun excursion into our most memorable day of the week. He was a genuine dude and we appreciated that so much. So thank you!

Travis Taylor

March 28, 2015

Hi Dwight,

We had an amazing experience with Excursions in Jamaica (Karandas Tours). Robert picked us up right on time from our resort and was accommodating, friendly and knowledgeable the entire day.

Our specific excursion included the Dunn’s River Falls climb and the White River tubing experience. Robert was there waiting with a smile after each activity. He pointed out many cool cultural and historical tidbits along our drive from Montego Bay to Ocho Rios.¬†We were able to stop and take photos alongside the ocean at one point, and he showed us a ton of native fruit and nuts. He took us to a local Jamaican restaurant for lunch where we had delicious jerk chicken. He made a recommendation for us to try the festival bread to go with our chicken which was a great choice; we all loved it. He even went the extra mile to stop by a vegan Rasta restaurant for lunch for one of our passengers who doesn’t eat meat. One thing we loved is that Robert made us feel so relaxed and comfortable through everything. It was an entirely stress-free experience thanks to Robert constantly reminding us that he was taking care of everything and that we were on vacation. He even had a cooler of cold drinks ready for us when we returned from the falls.

The falls climb was strenuous but a lot of fun. We brought a Go-Pro to capture the climbing process – there is a rock slide and a part where they have you fall backwards into a rock pool. The river tubing was relaxing and fun. We ended up being the only ones on the river which made it seem like very private and serene. Our river guide was very friendly and sang songs to us the whole time. We jumped off the man-made ledge into a deep pool in the river which was a blast.

We loved every minute of our tour and will definitely be booking another one the next time we return to Jamaica. We felt like we got a good combination of “tourist” activities and seeing the “real” Jamaica. We will be requesting Robert as our driver, he was so great!

The Anderson family from Minnesota, USA

March 26, 2015

Dwight,

We had a wonderful time in Jamaica and really enjoyed the ride with Robert. He was very informative, helpful and polite. We only have good things to say about him ūüôā

Regards,
Frida

 

March 21, 2015

I wanted to give a special shout out to Robert who took our family on an awesome day of excursions. He’s a wealth of information and a very polite man whom I wanted to thank for an exciting day with my family. Our tour was on Monday morning March 21, 2015 we left from the Jewel at Runaway Bay. If you could please pass this on to him it would be greatly appreciated thanks again and look forward to doing business with you in the future I will certainly recommend your company

Mark Reinwald

March 18, 2015

We had a wonderful time and will highly recommend it to our friends! On March 18th, Our driver and guide was so helpful and knowledgeable of the area and spent time showing us the vegetation, fruit, and plants on our way to excursions. The Zipline Manager and staff were so professional and thorough in taking every effort to insure our safety.  The Dunn River Falls was definitely a sight to see! It was great cooling off in the waters after the ziplining. The climbing and hiking was great exercise!

Sincerely,

Jill & Steven Peterson

March 17, 2015

Thank you for the trip. Robert was absolutely the best! I was nervous about booking a trip not through the cruise ship but I’m so glad I did. It was awesome having our own car and not having to go with a huge group. We were able to do what we wanted without having to stand around waiting on people and having to have a tour guide. We were even able to go eat and experience real Jamaican good after our excursion. Thanks for the experience!

February 24, 2015

Hi Dwight

I want to thank you for the most amazing excursion of my holiday!

My friend Lori and I signed up for an excursion with your company Karandas Tours. We were greeted by one of your employees named Robert who was well dressed and very professional and at once made us feel very comfortable. We were picked up in a new vehicle that was spotless and we were driven around like royalty. No crowded buses or vans filled to the brim. A nice air conditioned car with only my friend and I.

Our first stop was the horseback ride which I can compare to no other that I have taken. The horses were well looked after and trained and I felt so at ease on my horse. The horse guide¬†showed us the foliage and gave us some history of Jamaica on the way to the beach. He was always making sure we were okay and took lots of pictures of us with my friend’s camera. We didn’t go with the big crowd. We had our own private horseback ride and tour guide! It doesnt get any better than that! When we reached the beach we saw the beauty of Jamaica right in front of us! Breathtaking. I will forever have that landscape engraved in my memory.¬† Our guide took us out to the water and double checked our saddles .¬† The running part through the waves was my most favourite part..it was so light and no impact on my back ..we came back in to the coast and rode along the beach just like a movie star out of a movie. well I can say I was in that movie!

Our guide, Robert had drinks for us waiting as we came out and waited for me to collect pictures that I wanted to purchase then he proceeded taking us to white river for our tubing excusion….the staff made u feel safe and a few funny pictures were collected from there as well. a very relaxing way to spend the afternoon..Robert was waiting for us with his beautiful smile and always asked and made sure we were having a good time .¬† He made conversation easily with my friend and I and laughed along with our silly conversations..¬† He took us to an overlook that when I got out of the car to take a picture I wondered how any one would ever want to be anywhere else but here..it was so beautiful.

Robert took us through some different areas of Jamaica and gave us some history which he drilled us later in the day to make sure we were listening. lol

I have to say  BOOK WITH KARANDAS TOURS AND ASK TO HAVE ROBERT TAKE YOU TO SEE JAMAICA AND WHAT IT HAS TO OFFER. YOU WILL HAVE A CUSTOM TOUR JUST FOR YOU ! And at the beginning of this letter I said an air conditioned car with just my friend and I. Well at the end of this excursion I made a new friend in Jamaica Robert..Thank you for looking after me and my friend Lori so well and showing us Jamaica .When we come back we will see you again Robert! I promise !

Sue Fletcher Ontario Canada

February 24, 2015

Hi Dwight,

I know my friend Sue Fletcher emailed you about our fantastic, exciting, fun experience when we where in Jamaica. I just want you to know I agree with everything Sue has said. Robert was great and very knowledgeable with his information.  This was my first experience with booking private and not going through the cruise line so I was a little nervous, but Robert put all the concern to rest with his beautiful kind smile and his reassurance that he was there for us. The horseback ride was fun, relaxing, and beautiful. Sue and i could not stop smiling and laughing. We felt very important being the only two on the horseback ride lol. The white river rapids was fun as well and Sue and I once again had plenty of laughs. I would recommend using Karandas Tours for anyone wanting a knowledgeable, trustworthy, fun, safe experience. Robert made Sue and my excursion in Jamaica a very memorable, fun day that we will cherish forever.

Thank you Robert for your kindness, your laughter and your gentle smile and we are looking forward to coming back and seeing more of Jamaica.

Lori Bright from Ontario

January 9, 2015

Robi was awesome! He was very informative, patient and polite. Please let him know that I really appreciated him showing us around and ensuring we had a true Jamaican experience! It won’t be forgotten!

I’ll make sure to tell my friends about your company when they visit. Thanks again!!

 

January 14, 2015

Our driver, Robert, made us feel very comfortable. Robert taught us many things about Jamaica and answered our questions. He was very personable and we enjoyed our day with him very much. We never felt in any danger or in a compromising position. We super enjoyed Robert.

Christian Sanich

 

January 19, 2015

Hello,

We had such an amazing time! Robert was so friendly, helpful, and professional. He really made the experience that much more enjoyable! I feel he went out of his way to make sure we felt safe, comfortable and above all had fun.We will definitely be back and I would definitely recommend you guys to friends and family. Thank you so much!

Sincerely,
Kristina Walker

 

February 20, 2015

Our entire extended family spent a week in Montego Bay. We hired Robert Rodney (based on a previous visit / positive experience) to tour the island in one of their 15 seat vans. Jamaica is a wonderful place to visit, but Robert made the trip so much more enjoyable. He took us to see all of the attractions in and around Montego Bay, as well as in Negril. Robert was so professional, prompt, friendly, and knowledgeable. He is a living encyclopedia for Jamaican facts, culture, people and places, and in the remote chance he doesn’t know something he always says, “I’m not sure, but I will find out for you” even if it’s not that important. His sole goal was to ensure we had a wonderful time, and he was constantly going out of his way to make our trip outstanding. He’s nothing short of a walking ambassador for the island and the people of Jamaica, and we were so fortunate to have him with us the entire time…..our trip simply wouldn’t have been the same without him. He’d often drop us off at our rental home late at night, and every morning when he showed up the van would be spotless inside and out (which is a real feat considering that there were 7 children and 8 adults in our group). My wife and I have had the opportunity to visit many countries, but we’ve never had a tour guide that was as terrific as Robert. There’s much more to see of Jamaica (as we learned by speaking with Robert), and we’ll certainly call ahead for Robert next time as well.

Zach

Robi

 

February 25, 2015

I wanted to thank Excursions in Jamaica with Karandas Tours for our trip! We had a Dunns River Fall & Tubing package for the 4 of us docking in Jamaica from a Royal Caribbean cruise. I would just say they treat us like how you would treat your long-distance friend visiting! Our guide, Robert, not only told us stories about Jamaica history, he made occasional detours to make sure we get the authentic flavor of the country (local restaurant, park tour, etc.). Also, I felt the booking process is safe and responsive. Definitely consider this group!

 

July 9, 2014

Great tour
Great time

 

July 22, 2014

Dear Dwight.

Thanks for your help with all the excursions myself and my family done in Jamaica
We had a wonderful time and your tour company is amazing and where a great help.
I would also like to let you know you have a very professional member of staff who is Robbie
He made are trips the most enjoyable,who is very knowledgeable and told us a lot about
Jamaica he is a credit to your company and you should be proud to have such a member
Of staff. Once again I would like to thank you and especially robbie for the great times we had. I’ve also been telling family and friends when going to Jamaica to use your fine company.

Kind regards
James Colville

 

July 24, 2014

My family thoroughly enjoyed our white water rafting excursion on July 24th. Darlen (I’m not sure if that is spelled correctly) was our tour guide down the river. He was great! He made it a lot of fun for all of us. Our children (ages 18, 20, 22) enjoyed the rafting and the beauty of the river. They also enjoyed the rope swing.

Our van driver also was exceptional. I am sorry I am not sure of his name, I think Robby or Rodney. He was very informative about Jamaica and showed us several interesting things, like the beautiful view and some plants along the way.

I found out about your company by searching for Jamaica excursions from Falmouth on the internet. Thankfully, I found your website. The information you provide is helpful. I also was able to call and ask questions which helped in making my decision.

Have a great day,
Shari Cox

 

July 27, 2014

Dwight,

I just wanted to drop you a note to say that Robert was superb. We really liked him and we had a good day.

Thanks,
Simon

 

August 25, 2014

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to give you some feedback.

Robbie provided us a really great experience. He was early to pick us up, was flexible on the schedule throughout the day, and in general was a great guide. He shared good stories and information with us, and even took us out for lunch. Robbie is the man. Please let him know that he is doing a great job.

Regards,

Bryan Brubaker

 

August 31, 2014

I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE OPPORTUNITY OF HAVING ROBBIE AS OUR TOUR GUIDE THIS PAST WEEKEND! HE WAS INCREDIBLE! WILL BE COMING BACK TO JAMAICA AND BOOKING WITH KARANDAS TOURS AND WILL ONLY WANT ROBBIE!!!!! TELL HIM RACHEL, KRYSTAL, AND DIDI MISS HIM! HAVE A BLESSED DAY!

 

October 15, 2014

We just recently went on this excursion with your company. Although the day did not start good with a 45min wait for the driver because they were not letting him in the port gate, we ended the day very happy. Our driver was amazing. He helped us book the rafting trip and even talked to the raft captain when he tried to charge us again at the bottom of the ride. Our driver took care of everything and helped us in that difficult situation. Then our driver took us to a bank that had an ATM that would give us US $. He then took us to a special shack to have jerked chicken. We told him that we wanted authentic food and not in a tourist area. He was more than accommodating and went the extra mile. He even sat near us while we ate to make sure we were ok. He was above and beyond the expected and we were very grateful for him. We tried to tip him accordingly and we hope he felt appreciated. Thank you for this trip. It was the highlight of our vacation.

Scott Barclay

 

October 22, 2014

I just wanted to send a quick note to say “THANK YOU” for a great day in Ocho Rios. Robert was our driver from 7:30am until around 7pm and he was AWESOME!!! He made all of our adventures for the day a lot of fun and he would go out of his way to make sure we were happy. He would always remind me that I was on vacation and that day was about making us happy and not to worry about his time. Best tour guide ever and the four of us felt like we made a new friend that day.

Thanks again for a great day!!
Amy and Billy Brown
Kentucky

 

November 14, 2014

Hi Dwight, please excuse our late reply!

We really had a dreamlike trip to Jamaica with Karandas Tours especially with our driver and excellent guide Robert, who was responsible for us.
Robert told us tirelessly all over the country and people, how they work and live in Jamaica, showed us the Discovery bay, told us on the way to the Secret Falls everything we encountered on the way, took photo-stops whenever we want.
He made sure that everything went smoothly and we had a lot of fun with him.
Even the guides at Blue Hole and River Tubing infected us with their happiness, so everything that was waiting for us on this day was really fantastic!
We thank you all for this wonderful day, we will you recommend warmly and would not hesitate to make a trip with you again anytime!
yeahman no problem irie
we wish you and your team, especially Robert a very Merrychristmas and the best for the new year!

Hope to see you once again!
Marion and Kurt

 

December 1, 2014 ‚Äď Robi

Robbi was our driver and he was great. On time, waited for us, and was very professional. We will definitely recommend others to use your service.

 

December 9, 2014

First I want to say I had a great time. The Bob Marley Mausoleum is another review .I was one of three people to go to Nine Mile on Dec.09 2014 from the Royal Decamoron Now about the tour. Robbie our driver was right on time and met us in the resort lobby. He was very easy to understand and that made everything a lot more enjoyable. Our car was very clean and seemed quite new. On our ride there Robbie explained why he liked to go early in the day, to beat the tour buses thus having a more personal tour at Nine Mile. He was right on. By the time we were finished it started getting crowded. He was a great driver on those twisty , narrow roads and new so much about the sights we passed along the way. He was very protective of us and I felt safe while on the tour. Overall I would say the car was excellent, the timing was excellent and the tour guide went above and beyond expectations. I will recommend your services .

Thanks

 

December 9, 2014

A very special thank you to, and acknowledgment for our guide and driver Robi. He was excellent! Our first trip to the beautiful country of Jamaica and our first time away from our resort, we were so happy to have had Robi. He was very protective, informative and helpful in every way. My husband, daughter and I, learned so much and saw so many interesting things on our tour. We enjoyed the journey as much or more than the actual tour.
Thanks again Robi!

Dave, Debra & Jessica Hinz

 

December 13, 2014

The driver was polite, informative, and helpful in getting us to the Blue Hole and River Tubing excursions and back to our hotel in a timely manner.

The tour guide at the blue hole was one of the best tour guides we have ever had anywhere in the world – he even filmed us on the adventurous falls trip with our waterproof GoPro camera (he knew how to operate the camera better than I did). I would highly recommend the Blue Hole as one of the best attractions Jamaica has to offer – nothing like it anywhere else!! The guide’s energy and willingness to help us made the adventure a pleasure.

Thanks for putting together a first class, off the beaten path tour, Dwight!!

 

December 17, 2014

Hi Dwight,

There was some confusion with the transportation on our tour ‚Äď we waited about 45 minutes at the pier and then another hour at the blue hole waiting on the driver. Other than that, some of which can be blamed on the bad weather that day we had a nice time. The staff and drivers we met were very friendly and we would recommend your service to a friend.

Best regards,

Casey Herlihy

 

December 31, 2014

Hello Dwight,

I am SO glad that you sent a follow up email. We absolutely LOVED our time in Jamaica, specifically due to our experience with your tour company. Our driver Robert was incredible!!!!! We would give him a 10++++++ on a 5 star rating system.

From the moment I spoke with you on the phone to book our tour, through the time that we were dropped off back at the cruise ship terminal our experience was awesome!!!

We booked a very full day-3 excursions to include the zipline @ heaven’s scent, climbing Dunn’s River Falls and the White water tubing event. Robert was our driver throughout the day and made sure that we got to each place on time, safely AND pointed out all of the many interesting things on your beautiful island. We felt as if we had our own private tour guide! He was polite, professional, funny, informative and just an overall pleasure to be in his company. We didn’t allow for lunch during our day, but Robert found us an amazing place to stop and pick up some fantastic jerk chicken and pork. What more could we have possibly wanted? We cannot say enough positive things about our experience that day, except that we will tell everyone we know and please feel free to publish our review on your website.

This is not our first cruise, nor our first excursion. We have booked excursions on the cruise ships and privately and I will tell you this is the BEST experience we have EVER had, bar none!!!

What a fantastic experience!!!!

Kelly Lee